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Poe

[poh] /poʊ/
noun
1.
Edgar Allan, 1809–49, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and critic.

POE

or P.O.E

1.
port of embarkation.
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  • Poe's saying that a long Poem is a sequence of short ones is perfectly just.

    The Lyric John Drinkwater
  • Poe could indeed do it, although he hovered at times near the border of insanity.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • It is only a Poe who can keep the pitch through the whole concert of experience.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • Poe, and the imitators of Poe, have been regarded too often by our people as the normal type of Poet.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • Poe raised his gun, and aiming surely at the chief, pulled trigger.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
British Dictionary definitions for Poe

Poe

/pəʊ/
noun
1.
Edgar Allan. 1809–49, US short-story writer, poet, and critic. Most of his short stories, such as The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) and the Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), are about death, decay, and madness. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) is regarded as the first modern detective story

POE

abbreviation
1.
(military) port of embarkation
2.
port of entry
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